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1 in 4 Women and 1 in 9 Men Will Experience Some Type of Domestic Violence in Their Lifetime
Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior in a relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over another. It involves the ongoing physical abuse of a spouse, child or partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that serve to frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
In order to be classified as a domestic violence offense, an act of violence must arise between people who are married, divorced, related through blood or marriage, currently or formerly living together, or otherwise romantically involved presently or in the past. Domestic violence is a sensitive topic that carries social consequences in addition to possible legal punishments.
Just as the tragedy of domestic violence occurs, false allegations of domestic violence injuries are made to obtain rewards, advantages in divorce suits or child custody litigation, in revenge for a failing relationship, or to punish a cheating spouse or lover. There is a domestic violence attorney for every kind of victim, suspected offender, and convicted offender.
Everyone involved in domestic disputes has the right to legal representation and the #HoustonDomesticViolenceAttorneys at Looney, Smith & Conrad, P.C. believe all clients are innocent until proven guilty.
Domestic Violence Under the Law Includes:
Dangerous Crimes Against Children
Criminal Trespass, 2nd Degree
Criminal Trespass, 1st Degree
Disobeying a Court Order
Telephone to Harass
Surreptitious Photographing, Videotaping, Filming or Digitally Recording
Aggravated Domestic Violence
Child or Vulnerable Adult Abuse
Under title 4, chapter 81 of the Texas Family Code, a victim of domestic violence may apply for a protective order rendered by a court. The applicant is not required to pay any court costs associated with the order. If an order is issued, the offending party pays the fees unless this person is indigent or has other good cause. The offending party also has a right to appeal.
Temporary Ex Parte Order
A victim of domestic violence may apply for a court order that prevents the offending party from occupying the victim’s residence. To get this court order, called an ex parte order, the victim must file a sworn affidavit giving the particulars of the domestic violence and appear in person to testify at the ex parte hearing.
Before granting the order, the court must establish the applicant has lived at the joint residence at least 30 days before requesting the court order, and the offending party committed domestic violence within 30 days prior to the application for the order. The court must also find there is a clear and present danger the offending party will commit domestic violence against a member of the household if allowed to return.
24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINES
Women & Children First: 800-332-4443
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 888-373-7888
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